Elizabeth Irving


Dr. Elizabeth Irving is a clinician/scientist with internationally recognized expertise in vision science including eye tracking and binocular vision. Good vision is widely being advocated as an important factor learning. Dr. Irving has led a variety of different types of studies; evaluating ocular parameters, validating novel testing procedures, investigating the need for stereopsis (depth perception) in military helicopter pilots, studying the effects of space flight on the eye, studying eye tracking in concussion and investigating new ways of educating the public on eye disease and eye care.

Graduate Supervision:

Accepting graduate students, conditional on available funding

Selected Publications:

  • Machan CM, Chriqui E, Law C, Norman B, Alhassan M, Almeida QJ, Kergoat H, Irving EL. Changing Vergence Function in Persons with Parkinson’s Disease and Convergence Insufficiency. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders. 2020 April 73:41-43.

  • Hartle B, Sudhama A, Deas LM, Allison RS, Irving EL, Glaholt MG, Wilcox LM. Contribution of stereopsis and aviation experience to simulated rotary wing altitude estimation. Human Factors: J Human Factors Ergonomics Society. June 18, 2019. doi.org/10.1177/0018720819853479.

  • Irving EL, Lillakas L. Difference between vertical and horizontal saccades across the human lifespan. Experimental Eye Research. 2019 Jun;183:38-45. doi: 10.1016/j.exer.2018.08.020. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

University of Waterloo

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